RSS

Court Orders KMA To Halt Demolitions On OKESHS Land

08 Aug
Court Orders KMA To Halt Demolitions On OKESHS Land

demo

A Kumasi High Court, presided over by Mr Justice Kwame Ansu-Gyeabour, has ordered the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to stop pulling down buildings and other structures on the Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School land.

There should also be a freeze development on all building plots by private developers on the said land.

The Court, however, granted the school’s authorities unfettered access to the parcel of land where demolition has already been carried out.

The court’s order followed an injunction filed jointly by the Nkontwima Busumuru Stool and 38 individuals.

They are seeking, among others, a declaration that, the government by not paying promptly after the acquisition of the stool land, by Executive Instrument (EI) in 1998, has not only breached provisions of Article 20 clause two of the 1992 Constitution but also forfeited the land acquired from the original owner.

They are also asking for an order of possession of all that “piece and parcel of land” described in the EI and an order retraining the KMA from levelling to the ground, houses on land granted to lessees of the Nkontwima Stool.

The school land has been at the centre of bitter wrangling over the decades.

-GNA

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Like This! Add to Google Buzz

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 8 August, 2010 in GENERAL, GHANA

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: